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What is it like in the doctor fields?

Hi my name is Melanie Applewhite and i was just amazed by what doctors do to help people. I was just wondering what exactly happens in the doctor fields besides giving people shots. #doctor #pediatrican


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John’s Answer

Melanie a general pediatrician provides medical care for children of various ages to keep them healthy and growing.

PEDIATRICIAN CAREER DESCRIPTION
Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in caring for young people, from infants to young adults. General pediatrics encompasses the care, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions and issues that are generally specific to this younger population. A general pediatrician will treat minor injuries, common illnesses, and some infectious diseases that may affect young people. Pediatrician job duties include taking patients' medical histories, examining patients, ordering any necessary medical tests, and creating a plan of treatment for the patient. They must be able to communicate this plan and any medical options to the parents of the patient and answer any questions that they may have concerning the course of action. Pediatrician responsibilities may also include administering vaccinations, providing preventative healthcare, and teaching patients and their parents about proper healthcare, like hygiene and nutrition. Pediatricians generally work in physicians' offices and usually work in full-time positions. Pediatricians often work irregular hours and are required to handle stressful medical situations. They work closely with partnering physicians, nurses, and other medical support staff. Good bedside manner is important for pediatricians, who must build a rapport with patients and their families over years of check-ups and during critical times.

PEDIATRICIAN EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Those seeking a pediatrician career must follow the same medical training regime as other doctors. Many complete bachelor's degree programs and then go on to pursue medical degrees from an accredited medical school after submitting MCAT scores. Most pediatricians obtain a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). However, individuals with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) may also practice general pediatrics in primary care or family practice offices. Both require four years of medical school and 3-8 years of internships and residencies. Upon graduation, pediatricians must pass the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in order to practice as physicians.

CAREER OUTLOOK & SALARY
The average Pediatrician salary in the United States is $186,000 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $177,000 and $242,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. Those who worked in physicians' offices made an average salary of $189,000 for 2018, while those who worked in hospitals made an average of $176,900. The BLS also reported that the highest average salary of $205,000 for the same year came for pediatricians working in a specialty industry. Additionally, this career is expected to grow 15% between 2018-2028.

Hope this was Helpful Melanie

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Jeffrey’s Answer

Hi Melanie! There are so many different things that doctors do every day in addition to talking about shots. Everything from performing surgeries to prescribing medications to comforting and guiding our patients. It all depends on what type of doctor you become.

For example, pediatricians make sure you have all your shots but they also take care of you when you're sick, make sure you're growing well and support your health when you're a child and teenager so that you can accomplish your goals. There's an area of medicine that fits every personality and interest.

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Estelle’s Answer

Hi! I am a gynecologist that performs surgeries and sees patients in the office. I work 1 day in the operating room performing surgeries and 4 days seeing patients in the office. I perform well exams and take care of problems like infections, rashes, and pain. I only take care of women, but I get to see patients of all ages. I take care of menstrual regulation and birth control.

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